Household Cleaning Products

household cleaning products

Consumers may soon have a better idea about the chemicals in their household cleaning products they’re spraying, wiping, and mopping around their homes.

California this month became the first state in the country to require manufacturers of the products to list certain chemicals on labels for household cleaning products. The law, known as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 could bring more transparency to the industry and help consumers know whether products they buy contain chemicals that could harm their health and the environment.

The move comes amid concerns that some household cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that in large quantities could cause health problems. In the short term, these chemicals may cause skin and lung irritation. Some studies have linked regular exposure to long-term health problems like hormone disruption, asthma, and cancer.

Yet the labels don’t always show which ingredients are inside those colorful bottles.

Think your washing machine is one of the cleanest places in your house? Think again. Dirty laundry can fill your washer — and future loads of laundry — with bacteria and viruses. To keep it fresh, run your washer empty with a cup of bleach once a week. To kill germs, wash and dry your laundry at the highest temperature the fabric can stand

The new law requires manufacturers to disclose product ingredients on company websites by Jan. 1, 2020, and on product labels a year later.

Another industry organization, the Consumer Specialty Products Association, wrote in a statement that it “applauds” California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing the act, which “could potentially serve as a national model for other states and major retailers.”

Although the new law only covers the state of California, it will likely prompt manufacturers to include the labels on products shipped to all states. New York is also close to launching industry guidance that requires the disclosure of ingredients in home cleaning products sold in that state.

There is a good chance manufacturers will choose to roll out California-compliant labeling nationwide.

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Skin Care in the Winter

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Winter is right around the corner and we all know that this time of the year can wreck havoc on our skin. Healthy skin care is essential to your overall health. We at On Call Skin Care Clinic would like to share some tips that will help you keep your skin healthy during this coming winter.

Cleansing Your Skin

 No matter which product you use, cleansing is a must-follow first step in skincare. This has to be followed through the year irrespective of the season. In winters, you can limit the number of times you wash your face from 3 times to 2 times. You can cleanse your face with cold milk and cotton ball to prevent excessive dryness.

Scrub, Exfoliation is important

Exfoliating your skin with a scrub is important regardless of the season. You may however want to reduce the number of times you scrub your face in the winter. A daily scrubbing might cause abrasion and turn your skin drier. Using a mild exfoliating scrub weekly will normally work best.

Toning to Tighten Your Skin

Always use a mild toner that suits your skin rather than one loaded with chemicals. A harsh toner could disturb your skin’s PH levels. Toning will remove the post-cleansing residual dirt from your face.

Look for Essential Face Packs for the Winter

There are hundreds of ingredients in your kitchen which can help keep your facial skin soft and supple in the harsh cold season. Try some of these.

  • Avocado Face Packs
  • Banana Face Packs
  • Buttermilk Packs
  • Aloe Vera

 Stay Hydrated

 Drink plenty of water since it’s essential to keep your body and skin hydrated in the dry weather. Be sure you always drink plenty of water for your overall health.

Shield Your Skin from the Sun

The harmful UVA and UVB rays that harm your skin still manage to sneak through the clouds. You should always wear a sun screen or block regardless of the season.

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Holiday Tips for n Enjoyable Holiday Season



Holiday Tips

With the holidays, here and the colder temperatures, there are steps you should take. By doing so you should be ready to enjoy the holidays. You can brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Here are some helpful steps to take, holiday tips.

  1. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Bundle up to stay dry and warm.Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: light, warm layers, gloves, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots.
  3. Manage stress.Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and out of control.
  4. Get Plenty of Sleep, do your best to avoid that late night Christmas wrapping.
  5. Don’t drink and drive or let others drink and drive. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.
  6. Be smoke-free.Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
  7. Fasten seat belts while driving or riding in a motor vehicle.Always buckle your children in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt according to their height, weight, and age. Buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip.
  8. Get your vaccinations.Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives.
  9. Monitor children.Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, and other objects out of children’s reach.
  10. Practice fire safety.Most residential fires occur during the winter months, so don’t leave fireplaces, space heaters, food cooking on stoves, or candles unattended. Have an emergency plan and practice it regularly.
  11. Prepare food safely.Remember these simple steps: Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly.

We at On Call Medical Clinic hope these holiday tips will help you and your family to have a safe and happy holiday season. Remember when minor accidents or illnesses occur, we at On Call Medical Clinic are here for you 7 days a week. Please visit our website at to review all the services we offer.